On the one hand you want management to be honest, but on the other hand you don’t want your team’s GM to call your (hopefully) franchise QB skittish like Reese did to Eli. Do you think Reese made an error in judgement here or does Eli deserve to hear this from his GM?
Archive for November, 2007
There are no excuses for the way eli Manning played against the Vikings and their – let’s not forget – terrible pass defense. In a disgusting game, Manning through terrible balls all over the field and all Giants fans paid for it with 3 interceptions returned for touchdowns. Another led to a 4th easy TD.
4 interceptions is just plain lousy especailly against the Vikings. Giants players were kind not to throw Eli under the bus. Perhaps Seubert said it best: “Obviously things didn’t go the way we wanted them to,” said LG Rich Seubert. “We just couldn’t get it turned around. This is on all of us. It is probably the worst game I have been a part of as a New York Giant. I’m embarrassed, and I’m sure a lot of other guys are here, too. We have to find a way to turn it around. We are still 7-4. We have five big games left.”
Let’s just hope we don’t have to watch another game this crappy for a long long time.
Here’s an interesting article about Eli Manning in cold weather. He and Burress seem confident that he can avoid the problems he had at the end of past seasons. I sure hope so…
Jon Kitna said, “Yeah, it’s more difficult because that is not a better football team than us. We gave them the football game.”
Well, Strahan (3 sacks) was certainly better than the guy across from him. He didn’t quite understand Kitna and said, “I honestly thought in the first half that was one of the worst teams we played that was 6-3. I don’t quite understand why Jon would say that.”
I’d say this could be the start of a rivalry, but the Lions have been a joke of a football team as long I can remember so I can’t quite take them seriously. The defense did give up yards and the offense wasn’t exactly prolific so you can’t be thrilled with the Giants in this game but at least the D got some turnovers and at least they won on the road.
However, this victory was costly: Jacobs was went out with a left hamstring injury and linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka broke his left leg and is probably doen for the season.
This is an interesting article on how the draft might play out if teams had known how things would go in the first half of the season. The Giants end up with the same picks in round 1 and 2 but there are some interesting things to note.
DT Brandon Mebane, who was drafted right after the Giants 3rd round pick (DT ALford) moves into the first round (23rd pick). Has Jay Alford done anything this season?
The Giants played the Cowboys even in the first half. In the second half, some stupid penalties wiped out some big plays and the Cowboys outplayed the Giants for the win.
The Cowboys offense really outplayed the Giants defense – Romo didn’t see much pressure (Eli did) and our coverage wasn’t too hot either. Dallas was able to convert on third down when it counted and it didn’t look like our defenders were ever in a position to stop them.
Do you blame the coaches or the players (or both)?
This article mentions how the Giants defense will soon be tested by the team that spanked them on opening day. The fact that the Giants defense has been the league’s best since week 3 is nice, but the Giants haven’t played any good teams since week 1 or 2.
What do you think will happen after the bye? And who is rooting for the Eagles to beat the Cowboys this week?